The top four critic reviews from each Cappies show are selected for publication.  The top two reviews are published on the Philadephia Inquirer Word Press page.  The final two are available on the website.

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James and the Giant Peach by Marple Newton High School in Newtown Square, PA March 7, 2018 Review submitted by Erin Nevin of Lindenwold High School Starting March 1st, 2018, Marple Newtown High School began its run of James and the Giant Peach, an endearing musical based on the popular story by Roald Dahl of the same name. James Trotter, portrayed by Tim Smith, is an orphaned child who is taken in by his greedy aunts. When James longs for something more, a strange man - Ladahlord, portrayed by ...
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Arsenic and Old Lace by James M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, PA January 30, 2018 Review submitted by Emma Danz of Harriton High School So, you take one teaspoon full of arsenic, then add a half teaspoon full of strychnine, and then just a pinch of cyanide. Or, is it a mixture of hysterical farcical comedy, Noah Glickman's wonderful direction, and the hard work of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy? Regardless, the result is a fantastically witty production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Arsenic...
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My Fair Lady by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Willow Grove, PA December 12, 2017 Review submitted by Anji Cooper of Academy of the New Church "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" to see an utterly captivating show full of humor, talented actors and catchy tunes? Well, you're in luck because Springside Chestnut Hill's production of My Fair Lady is all that and more. Based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is a musical that follows Eliza Doolittle as she becomes the subject of a misogyn...
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Out of the Frying Pan by Interboro High School in Prospect Park, PA December 5th, 2017 Review submitted by Trinity Pike of Upper Merion Area High School. Three women. Three men. One apartment. Murder. These ingredients are a recipe for disaster. In Out of the Frying Pan, Interboro High School skillfully combined them all with hilarious consequences. The 1941 comedy by Francis Swann showcases the struggles of young actors striving to succeed in the entertainment industry. Since fierce competiti...
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Titanic! the Musical by Cardinal O' Hara High School in Springfield, PA November 28, 2017 Review submitted by Anna Bobok of Upper Merion Area High School Titanic! The Musical at Cardinal O'Hara High School had audiences "Doing the Latest Rag" from the first note to the close of the curtains! On April 10th, 1912, thousands crowded on board the R.M.S. Titanic, the largest water vessel of its time and a supposedly unsinkable ship. By April 15th, the ship was completely underwater and less than ha...
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photo by: Mike Lantzy Radium Girls by Phoenixville Area High School in Phoenixville, PA November 21, 2017 Review submitted by Trinity Pike of Upper Merion Area High School Dress, shoes, and smile all aglow. The sight seems beautiful, but light is cast to hide the darkness. While radium seemed to glimmer with promise upon discovery, the chemical was later revealed to be a lethal poison. Phoenixville's production of Radium Girls portrayed the historical revelation, transforming a lively, carefree...
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Legally Blonde by The Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA November 21, 2017 Review submitted by Victoria Kline of Academy of the New Church Pom-poms, puppies, and fashion-advice met with the competitive realm of Harvard Law in the Agnes Irwin School's production of Legally Blonde this weekend. After being dumped by her boyfriend who says he's looking for someone more "serious," sorority girl Elle Woods takes on Harvard Law to prove she's the one he wants. With the help of a determined law stude...
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Getting Sara Married by Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, NJ November 21, 2017 Review submitted by Emma Yeatman of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy There really is no correct response when someone's meddling aunt has a man knocked unconscious and delivered to her door. However, Overbrook High School handled such situations with comedic aplomb, leaving the audience roaring in their production of Getting Sara Married. Sam Bobrick's lively comedy tells the story of Sara Hastings, a career woman...
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Hamlet by Unionville High School in Kennett Square, PA November 14, 2017 Review submitted by Alexa Rode of Sun Valley High School To be at Unionville's production of Hamlet, or not to be? That is the question. From their phenomenal female Hamlet to their beautifully built graffiti wall, the Unionville cast and crew kept the audience on their toes and at the edge of their seats from beginning to end with their modern adaption of this classic play. Hamlet is a play that was written in 1599 by Wi...
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  Photo credit:  Anna Bunting and Audrey Senior Much Ado About Nothing by the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, PA November 14, 2017 Review submitted by Phoebe Barr of Episcopal Academy Perhaps the essence of a great Shakespeare comedy is one that leaves the audience with a sense of ridiculousness; the ridiculousness of life, of love, of gossip, and above all, of human nature. Baldwin School's Much Ado About Nothing captured this ridiculousness perfectly, bringing to the stage a playful, well-acted...
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